$50,000 Prize Recognises Projects which Promote Youth Entrepreneurship

Sian Bevan
Communications & Community Support
Edinburgh City of Literature Trust

18 June 2021

UNESCO has announced that it's looking for fantastic projects from around the world as part of the UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the Creative Economy.

Eligible projects will have been designed to encourage entrepreneurial activity in young people over the age of 16, and be able to prove a high level of impact for participants. The panel are particularly looking for traditionally excluded groups, such as migrant and diaspora communities.

The prize is worth 50,000 US Dollars, supported by the People's Republic of Bangladesh, with the first award to be presented at the UNESCO General Conference in November.

Submissions should be made via the UNESCO website by the 21st July 2021. Individuals, institutions, entities and NGOs which have devised and delivered innovative initiatives which promote youth entrepreneurship in the creative economy are eligible to submit a project for the prize.

Entries should be submitted by a government agency, an NGO in partnership with UNESCO or any professional/academic active in the field of the creative economy. Not sure if you can submit, or have any other questions? Let us know and we'll try to help!